List of 56 best universities in Tennessee

We ranked 56 best universities in Tennessee based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 10.9M citations received by 259K publications made by 56 universities in Tennessee, measured the popularity of 1,447 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database to calculate the non-academic prominence.

#1 in Tennessee
Acceptance Rate
12%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$25,804
#2 in Tennessee
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average SAT
1222
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
91%
#3 in Tennessee
Acceptance Rate
85%
Average SAT
1095
Average ACT
23
Receiving Aid
98%
#4 in Tennessee
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
3,181
Male:Female
37:63
Founded
1911
#5 in Tennessee
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average SAT
1250
Average ACT
28
Net Price
$36,244
#6 in Tennessee
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average SAT
1055
Average ACT
24
Receiving Aid
100%
#7 in Tennessee
Acceptance Rate
94%
Average SAT
1095
Average ACT
23
Receiving Aid
98%
#8 in Tennessee
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average SAT
1150
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
98%
#9 in Tennessee
Acceptance Rate
83%
Average SAT
1110
Average ACT
24
Receiving Aid
97%
#10 in Tennessee
Acceptance Rate
65%
Receiving Aid
96%
Average Aid
$10,620
Enrollment
7,615
#11 in Tennessee
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
944
Male:Female
38:62
Founded
1876
#12 in Tennessee
Acceptance Rate
65%
Average ACT
24
Receiving Aid
99%
Average Aid
$9,686
#13 in Tennessee
Acceptance Rate
51%
Average SAT
1310
Average ACT
30
Net Price
$29,852
#14 in Tennessee
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average SAT
1100
Average ACT
23
Net Price
$21,450
#15 in Tennessee
Acceptance Rate
91%
Average SAT
1053
Average ACT
22
Receiving Aid
99%
#16 in Tennessee
Acceptance Rate
83%
Average SAT
1210
Average ACT
27
Net Price
$34,368
#17 in Tennessee
Acceptance Rate
58%
Average SAT
1200
Average ACT
26
Net Price
$26,906
#18 in Tennessee
Acceptance Rate
62%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
26
Net Price
$26,421
#19 in Tennessee
#1030 in North America
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average SAT
1110
Average ACT
22
Net Price
$22,251
#20 in Tennessee
#1069 in North America
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average SAT
1055
Average ACT
22
Net Price
$22,020
#21 in Tennessee
#1119 in North America
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average SAT
1040
Average ACT
22
Net Price
$19,172
#22 in Tennessee
#1135 in North America
Acceptance Rate
83%
Average SAT
1085
Average ACT
24
Net Price
$17,629
#23 in Tennessee
#1153 in North America
Acceptance Rate
50%
Average ACT
24
Net Price
$17,830
Receiving Aid
100%
#24 in Tennessee
#1187 in North America
Acceptance Rate
74%
Average SAT
1110
Average ACT
23
Net Price
$24,491
#25 in Tennessee
#1189 in North America
Acceptance Rate
62%
Average SAT
1020
Average ACT
24
Net Price
$19,548
#26 in Tennessee
#1300 in North America
Acceptance Rate
55%
Average SAT
974
Average ACT
21
Net Price
$18,292
#27 in Tennessee
#1377 in North America
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
538
Male:Female
34:66
Founded
1932
#28 in Tennessee
#1412 in North America
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average SAT
1147
Average ACT
23
Net Price
$16,508
#29 in Tennessee
#1473 in North America
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
1003
Average ACT
21
Net Price
$17,987
#30 in Tennessee
#1533 in North America
Acceptance Rate
55%
Net Price
$15,988
Receiving Aid
94%
Average Aid
$22,169
#31 in Tennessee
#1570 in North America
Acceptance Rate
54%
Net Price
$27,071
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$11,141
#32 in Tennessee
#1587 in North America
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average SAT
1140
Average ACT
24
Net Price
$17,350
#33 in Tennessee
#1592 in North America
Acceptance Rate
99%
Average SAT
1175
Average ACT
25
Net Price
$21,003
#34 in Tennessee
#1653 in North America
Acceptance Rate
64%
Net Price
$7,721
Receiving Aid
98%
Average Aid
$10,239
#35 in Tennessee
#1713 in North America
Acceptance Rate
61%
Net Price
$13,811
Receiving Aid
96%
Average Aid
$9,738
#36 in Tennessee
#1761 in North America
Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$11,654
Receiving Aid
94%
Average Aid
$15,168
#37 in Tennessee
#1802 in North America
Acceptance Rate
61%
Average SAT
955
Average ACT
22
Net Price
$13,183
#38 in Tennessee
#1831 in North America
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average SAT
1040
Average ACT
21
Net Price
$9,772
#39 in Tennessee
#1903 in North America
Net Price
$21,785
Receiving Aid
68%
Average Aid
$3,313
Enrollment
55
#40 in Tennessee
#1947 in North America
Enrollment
296
Male:Female
21:79
Founded
1933
#41 in Tennessee
#2041 in North America
Enrollment
442
Male:Female
60:40
#42 in Tennessee
#2043 in North America
Enrollment
183
Male:Female
51:49
#43 in Tennessee
#2072 in North America
Acceptance Rate
98%
Average SAT
1018
Average ACT
20
Net Price
$20,324
#44 in Tennessee
#2074 in North America
Acceptance Rate
45%
Net Price
$32,480
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$18,439
#45 in Tennessee
#2093 in North America
Acceptance Rate
79%
Net Price
$21,142
Receiving Aid
88%
Average Aid
$12,851
#46 in Tennessee
#2104 in North America
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average SAT
988
Average ACT
19
Net Price
$15,612
#47 in Tennessee
#2127 in North America
Acceptance Rate
63%
Net Price
$11,434
Receiving Aid
99%
Average Aid
$14,450
#48 in Tennessee
#2169 in North America
Enrollment
229
Male:Female
48:52
Founded
1950
#49 in Tennessee
#2240 in North America
Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$12,855
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$7,865
#50 in Tennessee
#2268 in North America
Enrollment
77
Male:Female
58:42
#51 in Tennessee
#2288 in North America
Acceptance Rate
60%
Net Price
$30,279
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$8,804
#52 in Tennessee
#2306 in North America
Net Price
$20,121
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$6,970
Enrollment
147
#53 in Tennessee
#2315 in North America
Acceptance Rate
49%
Net Price
$22,843
Receiving Aid
97%
Average Aid
$3,036
#54 in Tennessee
#2316 in North America
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average SAT
750
Average ACT
15
Net Price
$27,863
#55 in Tennessee
#2320 in North America
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1961
#56 in Tennessee
#2485 in North America
Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$13,588
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$3,900

Closest to Tennessee states

State
Universities
Unis
Best university country rank
Best uni United States Flag rank
Kentucky 38 61
Alabama 33 87
Georgia 63 48
Indiana 55 32
Mississippi 18 135
South Carolina 37 86
Illinois 100 16
North Carolina 65 17
Arkansas 24 126
Ohio 90 19
West Virginia 26 107
Missouri 67 37
Virginia 63 40
Louisiana 27 78
District of Columbia 15 70
Maryland 34 12
Iowa 39 49
Pennsylvania 155 10
Michigan 62 3
Florida 109 27
Delaware 5 90
Wisconsin 47 13
Oklahoma 31 95
Kansas 32 65
New Jersey 47 15
New York 221 8
Minnesota 48 14
Connecticut 28 9
Nebraska 23 69
Rhode Island 12 52
Massachusetts 88 1
Texas 119 21
Vermont 17 106
South Dakota 15 239
New Hampshire 16 68
Colorado 38 44
North Dakota 14 186
Maine 19 156
New Mexico 12 80
Wyoming 1 140
Utah 20 46
Montana 12 148
Arizona 25 35
Idaho 10 159
Nevada 10 131
Puerto Rico 52 404
US Virgin Islands 1 799
California 249 2
Oregon 31 66
Washington 57 7
Alaska 6 178
Hawaii 10 189
American Samoa 1 1785
Northern Mariana Islands 1 1824
Guam 2 601